HIPRC News and Notes -- September 2017
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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Numerous prevention organizations use September to help raise awareness about suicide prevention. HIPRC is featuring a blog series throughout the month to highlight research and resources around this important issue.

If you’re worried someone might be considering suicide, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline recommends five steps: Ask directly if they’re thinking about suicide, Keep Them Safe by removing fatal means, Be There and listen without judgement, Help Them Connect to support and Follow Up in the days and weeks following the crisis.

If you are in crisis, call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Please join us in spreading the message that suicide is preventable. Additional outreach resources are available at UW Forefront, BeThe1To and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Pediatrician, researcher responds to Freeman High School shooting

Saddened by the Sept. 13 shooting at Freeman High School, where one student has been accused of killing a classmate and wounding three others, HIPRC core member and pediatrician Fred Rivara, M.D., MPH,  is calling on parents and communities to take safe gun storage more seriously to help prevent tragedies. View Rivara's full interview with UW Medicine on the blog.

HIPRC member wins international recognition

Ronald V. Maier, M.D., FACS, who is an HIPRC core member and the Jane and Donald D. Trunkey Professor of Trauma Surgery and surgeon-in-chief at Harborview Medical Center, has been awarded the prize of the "Société Internationale de Chirurgie" at the 47th Annual World Congress of Surgery in Basel, Switzerland.

The prize is awarded to “the surgeon who has published work which has made the most notable and useful contributions to surgical science.” His research focuses on trauma, particularly critically ill surgical patients and immune-inflammatory response. Read more about the Prize of the "Société Internationale de Chirurgie" on the International Society of Surgery/Société Internationale de Chirurgie website.

Research fellowship applications open

Postdoctoral scholars are invited to apply to the two-year Pediatric Injury Research Training Program (T-32) at University of Washington’s Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center. For physicians and clinical doctorates, the deadline is Oct. 1, 2017, and the deadline for applicants with non-clinical doctorates is Dec. 1, 2017. Positions are available beginning July 1, 2018.

The fellowship focuses on rigorous training and coursework, close working relationships with faculty mentors, and an interdisciplinary approach to original research aimed at the prevention, care and rehabilitation of pediatric injury. Scholars from a broad range of academic and medical fields are encouraged to apply. Read more about the T-32 program on the blog.

Event Calendar

Sept. 27, (Wednesday) 1 p.m.: Work-in-Progress: “Flash-SAVIR: Highlights and Next Steps from a National Injury Conference,” with Brianna Mills, Ph.D., Vivian Lyons, MPH, Rob Tessler, M.D., and Steve Mooney, Ph.D.

Oct. 4, (Wednesday) 1 p.m.: Faculty Meeting

Oct. 6, (Friday) 1 p.m.: Journal Club – Methods with Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, M.D., Ph.D., MPH

Oct. 11, (Wednesday) 1 p.m.: Work-in-Progress: “Predicting Death by Suicide: Proposal for a 12-Year Follow-up” with Chris DeCou, Ph.D.

Oct. 18, (Wednesday) 1 p.m.: Half-Baked Ideas - Have a great new concept or looking for feedback on an ongoing project? Join HIPRC faculty and staff for an informal discussion and brainstorming session. 

Oct. 25, (Wednesday) 1 p.m.: Work-in-Progress: "Using audit methodology to investigate disparities in access to TBI rehabilitation" with Molly Fuentes, M.D.

Unless noted otherwise, all events take place at HIPRC offices

Click here to see the full calendar. 

Christine MacDonald was featured in a King 5 story on her research into veterans with traumatic brain injuries.
In the News
  • Core member Fred Rivara, M.D., cowrote an editorial for Crosscut on the need to incorporate helmets into Seattle's bike share programs. His comments were also included in coverage by Seattle PI, and he was featured in a video about the topic from UW Medicine Health.

Funding Opportunities

Royalty Research Fund aims to advance new directions in research. The Fall dead-line is Sept 25, 2017 by 5pm. More information at the Royalty Research Fund (RRF)
ITHS (Institute of Translational Health Sciences) offers various pilot awards for its members (membership is free). The following award applications are due on October 1st:
  • Early Investigator Catalyst Award (for Junior Investigators)
  • Early Investigator Voucher Award (for Junior Investigators)
More information at ITHS Funding.
Bridge Funding Program provides funding to support faculty to span a temporary funding gap in critical research pro-grams. Fall application deadline is Nov 1, 2017. More information at the Bridge Funding Program
Amazon Catalyst program through the UW helps you launch your next big idea! Fall Quarter deadline is Dec 16, 2017. In-formation at Amazon Catalyst

Other Opportunities

NPGH Global Health Fellows Program

The Fogarty Global Health Fellows program is now accepting applications from individuals interested in conducting 12 months of research at our affiliated sites in low and middle-income countries. Trainees receive a competitive stipend, research funds, travel, and health insurance and are supported by a team of mentors. Research opportunities are available in a variety of disciplines including cardiology, infectious disease, non-communicable diseases, trauma/surgery/emergency medicine and environmental health.

Applications due: November 1, 2017
Program: Global Health Fellows & Scholars
Research sites in: Thailand, India, Uganda, Kenya, Cameroon, Ghana, Peru
Eligibility: US citizens and permanent residents or citizens of our collaborating countries who are currently enrolled in an advance degree program (PhD, MD, etc.) or who have completed an advanced degree program or medical fellowship in the past three years. (Note: MPH students are not eligible unless enrolled in an MD/PhD program).

Visit or email program staff at for more information.
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